Whether it’s because it evokes memories of the 80s or provides grown ups with another taste of fairy-tale dressing up, it cannot be denied that nothing says party quite like Tulle.
Appearing on 2018 and 2019 catwalks, including the incredible pieces from the SS19 Jenny Packham collection shown in the images below, Tulle has proved to be a resilient trend.
In the early days, it’s handmade production process meant Tulle was both exclusive and expensive hence used primarily for high society gowns and wedding dresses. When the process was mechanised and man-made fibres introduced, the lower cost allowed for wider use of Tulle in pieces accessible to more budgets.
The continued popularity of Tulle was helped by it being seen in the wardrobes of icons such as Grace Kelly who wore a Tulle skirt designed by the famous costume designer Edith Head in the film Rear Window. This trend continues with it gracing recent red carpet events and appearing on screen. Paloma Faith looked exquisite at this year’s British Fashion Awards in a powder pink ribbon bodice tulle dress by Dilara Findikoglu, styled by Phoebe Arnold, and Holly Willoughby wore a stunning Tulle dress by Jenny Packham to the Pride of Britain Awards. Another stand out fashion moment for Tulle was Jodie Comer wearing an incredible pink Tulle dress, by Molly Goddard, in her role as captivating Villanelle in Killing Eve.
Our take on Tulle includes the Jane Taylor London Tulle headband which can bring a level of fun in bright and neon shades, add excitement to more subdued palettes or evoke glamour in black. It can also work in traditional whites for a contemporary bridal look. We also adore the versatility of Tulle as it adds height and glamour to our bespoke and exclusive hat designs. See some of our designs using Tulle in the images below and by clicking here
If you also have a crush on Tulle, please feel free to share on our little homage to this frothy, floaty fabric.
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